Saturday, April 4, 2009

Picking Up Sticks

Saturday and Sunday were unfortunately mostly consumed with cleaning up the yard from December's ice storm. It's hard to believe, but the mounds of branches and tree limbs was still on our front yard when the weekend began. Meg and I didn't want to wait any longer for the town to come with the heavy equipment so we decided to break it down as much as possible for one of the semi-regular town yard waste pickups. It was a lot of work! In the end we had filled forty-one bags of twigs and branches, made 30+ bundles of sticks and one huge mound of stuff that was even larger. The yard now looks much better and the grass will definitely grow better without that stuff on top of it!

On Saturday we got to go to a kid's birthday party and on Sunday we had a nice Indian dinner at my sister's house.

On Friday and Saturday I searched some coin.

10 small dollars didn't produce anything.

8,066 halves turned up sixteen 90% silver halves (2 x 1943D, 2 x 1943S, 1944S, 1945, 1952D, 2 x 1963, 2 x 1963D, 4 x 1964, 1964D), thirty-two 40% halves (4 x 1966, 14 x 1967, 10 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D), four proof halves (1978S, 1995S, 1996S, 1997S) and nine mint set halves (2002P, 2 x 2005P, 2006P, 2 x 2007P, 2 x 2007D, 2008D). The 1996S one of the rarer proof halves, just 1,695,244 were minted. It was a good feeling to plug two holes in my Walking Liberties album as well. These three halves put me at five new US varieties in one week. I haven't found that many new ones since my California trip.

640 quarters produced just one Bermuda 25¢.

1,100 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1946) and three Canadians.

820 nickels produced five Canadians (2 Ni), five US pennies and one US dime.

50 pennies had nothing.

Found: 5 pennies (2 outside Hannaford's, 1 outside Office Max, 1 outside Target, 1 at Papa Gino's), 1 dime (at Papa Gino's)


James (UK) said...

I'm always curious... what did you have for your Indian meal? Just wondered if you have comparable dishes to the UK?

(Take our "chicken tikka masala", for example...)

kestrelia said...

I'm a big fan of chicken tikka masala, but it wasn't one of the dishes my wife and sister learned how to make. I'd have to ask my sister what the dishes were called.